Move over mince Bolognese,
Brisket Your Way – 6 Hot Beef Dishes To Die For,
is coming to town.
I am a huge fan of anything that involves one pot cooking and I am especially happy when I can cook one recipe and then use it for so many other dishes. Any way you eat it you will love its full flavoured sauce and it is an absolute winner when served at parties.
6 Hot Beef Dishes
Brisket Your Way Recipes
Italian Style Slow Braised Beef Brisket Recipe
Preparation time 15 minutes / Cooking Time 5 hours / Serves 6-8
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3kg Beef Brisket
2 onions, finely diced
2 stalks celery with diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 cloves peeled garlic crushed
2 bay leaves, 2 branches of rosemary, 3 stems of fresh thyme ( tied together)
6 fresh basil leaves
500ml bottle red wine
1 x 400g tin crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 litres Beef stock – enough to cover the brisket
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Option 1 in the oven
Preheat the oven to 120°C. Heat the oil in a large, deep heatproof casserole and brown the brisket all over. Remove and set it aside. Into the same dish add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, anchovies, herbs and basil and fry briskly until everything is well browned. Add the wine and let it bubble for 20 seconds then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and vinegar.
Mix to dissolve the tomato paste then place the brisket on top, cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven for 6-7 hours until the meat is tender. This may take a little more given the size.
Option 2 on the stove top
Heat a large stock pot large enough to fit the whole brisket or you may need to cut it in half. Add the olive oil and brown the brisket all over, remove it and set it aside. Add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, anchovies, herbs and basil and fry briskly until everything is well browned. Add the wine and let it bubble for 20 seconds then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and vinegar. Place the brisket back into the pot and then cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 6 hours until the meat is very tender and can easily be pulled apart.
Serving Suggestion: After slicing it into portion sizes, serving the brisket with mash potato, rice or vegetables.
Recipe for brisket sliders:
Shred the meat and pile it into crusty bread rolls.
Serve with Gremolata Mayonaise, a traditional type of fresh olive oil based dressing made from parsley and lemon that is often served with slowly braised Osso Bucco.
Recipe for brisket pasta, lasagna, risotto sauces:
Cut the brisket into small pieces and serve it as a ragu.
Remove the brisket from the pan or pot and break up the brisket by using a fork to tear apart the strands of meat until shredded.
Reduce the sauce by about 1/2 until the sauce is quite thick. Then mix the brisket back into the sauce making sure that the meat is covered with sauce.
You can cook this ahead of time and then easily reheat the brisket in the sauce.
Serve with your favourite Pasta, Lasagne, Risotto, Pizza.
Gremolata Mayonnaise Recipe
Makes 1 cup
This is perfect to serve with the brisket especially serving it in a crusty roll. Here I have teamed it with a whole egg mayonnaise to make a zesty accompaniment again you can use this for just about anything.
1 cup real egg no sugar mayonnaise
1 cloves garlic, minced or run through a press
salt and freshly ground black pepper
zest of 1 lemons
juice of 1/2 lemon
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
In a bowl, mix together the mayo, garlic, lemon zest and juice and a salt and pepper to taste.
If you would like to taste Chef Dominique Rizzo’s to die for brisket, you can simply by joining Dominique at her degustation dinners at The QLD Ekka in 2017.